Draft Temporary Accommodation Policy

Consultation on our draft Temporary Accommodation Policy has now closed. You can view the results here. 

The results of the consultation will be reported to councillors in March and April.

The draft policy sets out the council’s approach to placing households in temporary accommodation. It covers interim placements while the council investigates someone’s homelessness application as well as longer-term temporary accommodation for households accepted as homeless.

The policy takes account of the statutory requirements the council must comply with in relation to the suitability of accommodation, the homelessness code of guidance and relevant case law. Consideration has also been given to the need to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and to the Public Sector Equality Duty.